Valentine’s Day gifts fit women actually want

Melissa Shedden
February 3, 2017

She eats burpees for breakfast, thinks activewear is a legit Sunday outfit choice and if she misses a class, it can actually be a good day deal-breaker.

This woman knows what she wants – she’s a fit chick – which means her real desires aren’t a dozen red roses and champagne (seriously overdone).

Sure, giving a fitness-related gift can sometimes be tricky – you don't want the recipient to think you're trying to hint at something. You're not! You adore her! You know she lives and breathes health! So we did the handpicking for you.

Ladies reading this, this list applies to Galentine gifts too, for that amazing girl in your life (or even a little self-gifting).

Behold, all the #fitspo you’ll ever need for February 14.


Sexy sports bra and tights


For the woman who is crazy about coordination, the multiple sports bra and legging combos from PE Nation will have her matching for days. Forget lacy lingerie – what she really wants is the sort of sweat-wicking support that can take her from Barre class to her barista date with mates.


Cosmetic case


When you’re lugging a gazillion makeup and shower products with you for after those morning gym sessions, you want it to look cute and hold its own in the change room. Order her a cosmetic case from The Daily Edited and make it extra special by stocking it with some fit girl face essentials like the Swisse Olive Leaf Gel Cleanser, Swisse Rosehip Facial Moisturiser and the Swisse Natural Defence BB Cream SPF30.


Yoga mat


She can om anywhere with a digital print, lightweight yoga mat featuring special grip tech ($129). Plus all Kamuka mat orders come with a free yoga mat bag. Why not get two? Partner yoga may help couples who are struggling with sexual dysfunction (read: physical pleasure, desire, arousal or orgasm), according to sexual wellness experts at Loyola University Health System in the US. On your mat.


Fitness tracker


These Kate Spade bracelets are the perfect gift for the girl who wants to keep tabs on her activity in style, tracking steps, monitoring sleeping habits and setting personal goals, while looking like a grown-up and not some rubber-tracker wearing fitness geek.


Message board


For sentiment sans cheese, a letter board, lightbox or chalkboard is perfect for accessorising your home and leaving each other love notes, motivational quotes (“Hustle for that muscle”) or subliminal pleas (like this pic). A Valentine's Day win-win. Check out Typo for a good range. 


Personalised health


If she’s mad on monogramming, she’ll appreciate a bespoke vitamin and supplement pack, to show her you listen and care. Here’s the insider tip: Do it yourself by pairing the Swisse Women’s Ultivite with 2-3 products from the Swisse Ultiboost range – these guys target specific health needs. For example, Swisse Ultiboost Curcumin to assist joint health and Swisse Ultiboostt High Strength Vitamin B12 to help support energy production (lucky you).


Pana Chocolate


OK, so you’re a traditionalist, but you’re smart enough to know an edible foil wrapped red heart just won’t do. Enter Pana: Masters of raw, organic, handmade, refined sugar and gluten free chocolate, while still maintaining all the joy of cacao. Not near a stockist? They’ve got a Valentine’s Hamper you can order online for $49.90 (plus $8 delivery) or go for their 4-bar Happy Valentine’s Day gift pack for $29.90 (includes Coconut & Goji, Mint, Rose and Sour Cherry & Vanilla).